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23 Feb 2012 22:54


Politics: Buddy Roemer: More entertaining than the last GOP debate

  • A long shot who’s quick with a tweet: Buddy Roemer is out of the running for the Republican presidential nomination, but even though he didn’t get a chance to take part in any of the debates, he’s used Twitter as a way to stay in the conversation. Roemer, now running as an independent, is still hoping to one-line your way to a vote in the 2012 election. A couple samples from last night:
  • one On Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a former GOP candidate: “Perry is in the audience. (The clown car needed a driver.)”
  • two On Rick Santorum, the current frontrunner in the race: “Don’t anger the sweater vest. It doesn’t like to be challenged.”
  • three Overall: “BREAKING: The CNN debate has been replaced with a 4-way earmark cage match.” Boom. source

18 Jan 2011 20:30


Politics: Joe Lieberman’s polling: Here’s why he isn’t running, kids

  • 31% Lieberman’s approval rating in Connecticut as of right now – he’s a bit of a loose cannon these days
  • 66% of Connecticut residents want to throw the bum out in 2012; now they don’t have to! source
  • » Democrats lick their chops: After Lieberman deftly tiptoed into a 2006 victory over Ned Lamont and some Republican we don’t care about, Democrats felt a little wounded. Now they’ve got reason to be happy, as they actually stand a chance of winning the seat back. On the other side, word is that Linda McMahon plans to run again, giving us more opportunities to link to wrestling videos of her getting tombstoned.

18 Sep 2010 15:12


Politics: Michael Bloomberg decides to put his muscle behind the center

  • Backing Harry Reid and Meg Whitman. Pushing for cooperation. Where have you been? The NYC mayor, known for both his high-spending ways and his love of the iPad, has been starting to put some of his weight into a bunch of key national political campaigns lately. Bloomberg, a Republican-turned-independent, has been making a concerted effort to help encourage more agreeability in Congress. Could Bloomberg, who thinks the Tea Party is a fad, run for president? He’d be someone we’d at least look at. source

25 Aug 2010 22:14


Politics: Could Lisa Murkowski make a third-party run in Alaska?

  • We are going to take a look at them and see whether the option is there or not, but it’s a decision she (Murkowski) has to make. There is an option I know of.
  • A staffer for Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski • On the possibility that Sarah Palin’s most hated enemy will take her campaign out of the Republican Party if she loses to Joe Miller. Murkowski was viciously attacked by Palin in the days prior to the election and still has a ton of money left in her coffers, so she can afford it. There’s a backstory to the Palin thing, too. Frank Murkowski, Lisa’s dad, snubbed Sarah when appointing Lisa to the seat. Later, Palin unseated the elder (and then-unpopular) Murkowski in the 2006 gubernatorial campaign. source

21 Jun 2010 11:36


Politics: Charlie Crist’s indie defection looks like a smart move

  • 42% would vote Crist to the Senate in Florida
  • 31% would vote for bizarro hippie rockstar Marco Rubio
  • 14% prefer underexposed Democrat Kendrick Meek
  • 12% don’t really have much of an opinion either way source

03 May 2010 17:16


Politics: Charlie Crist talked it out with Lieberman – it’s gonna be OK

  • 2006 After Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman got trashed in the
    2006 Democratic primary by
    Ned Lamont, he ran as an independent – and won, handily.
  • 2010 Facing a similar situation in
    a Florida Senate race, Gov. Charlie Crist took some advice from Lieberman, which led to his indie-leaning decision. source

29 Apr 2010 20:15


U.S.: Charlie Crist goes indie, just bought his first Crystal Castles album

  • My decision to run for the U.S. Senate as a candidate without party affiliation says more about our nation and our state than it says about me. Unfortunately our political system is broken. I think we need a new tone in Washington.
  • Florida Gov. Charlie Crist • Who’s now an indie kid in the Florida Senate’s political race. (Though he went out of his way to say “independent.” WTF?) He loses a lot of backing by turning his back on Republicans, but polls suggest he has a much better chance of winning now that he’s out of the primary. The moderate got pushed out as part of a rightward lean by the party, who’s backing bizarro hippie favorite Marco Rubio. The New York Times suggests that Crist may suffer from that lack of infrastructure, though if Rubio or Democratic candidate Kendrick Meek can’t expand their collective bases, he’s the winner. source

20 Apr 2010 10:55


Politics: Republicans trying to railroad Charlie Crist out of Florida race

  • If any of you have influence with Governor Crist, we hope you will call his campaign and encourage him to do the right thing.
  • National Republican Senatorial Committee Executive Director Rob Jesmer • In a note regarding the current Senate campaign in Florida. Gov. Charlie Crist, despite his strong name recognition and likeliness of winning the general election, is facing a tough fight from Marco Rubio, who’s supported by bizarro hippies. Crist is seriously considering running as an independent, and if he does, he’ll likely win – at great cost to the Republicans. Even longtime friends are pressuring Crist to drop out. “They need to tell him this race is over,” said Pasco County Republican Party Chairman Bill Bunting, “I like Charlie as a friend, but this is not his time.” Ouch. Where’s the love for the moderate Republicans, anyway? source

31 Jan 2010 11:23


Politics: Hmm: Scott Brown, the Tea Party’s bastion, supports abortion rights

  • no He doesn’t support the health care bill, the key promise that got him voted into the Senate.
  • no He won’t simply be the GOP’s 41st vote, despite selling himself as that. Sneaky.
  • yes He’s mostly pro-choice, but doesn’t support federal funding for abortions.
  • yes He supports some of Obama’s plans, including tax credits and spending freezes. source

31 Oct 2009 11:35